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Mar 17, 2011 11:00pm PDT
japan crews are trying to prevent a nuclear melt down. u.s. officials are trying to calm the nerves of americas who fear radiation can reach the west coast. >> we don't expect it to reach the west coast. >> we have the latest developments from the nuclear power plant, plus how one government age agency is beefing up radiation detection. >> crews are working around the clock at the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant. the crews are working to reconnect electricity to the cooling system to cool the rods. other crews are spraying and dumping water on the nuclear few. smoke can be seen from building number 2 right now. the cause is not known but a explosion hit the building on tuesday. it is possible the cooling chamber is damaged. low levels of radiation have been detected beyond tokyo, which is 140 miles south of the nuclear power plant. u.s. is warning americans to leave the country and the government is offering voluntary evacuations. today president obama spoke about the situation in japan. this is video of president obama visiting the japanese embassy. the president wrote a mes
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Mar 19, 2011 11:00pm PDT
pictures of the aaa as the u.s. official allies had the first a tax breaattacks. coming up. >> vicki: at some intense moments. the san jose it fire department issued a shelter. here is this seen as the crews worked to clean up to an and 50 gal.. >> reporter: at the san jose fire department was called to the treatment plant on grayson road. it can taint 5,000 gal. of ammonia. it began to leak. a point of the allocation was hit. >> we ask residents to close their windows and stay in their homes. >> reporter: firefighters were able to a purge the tank. they discovered hundreds of gallons of them and it had leaked. >> at the leak is not getting worse. it is contained. we have approximately two and 50 gal. and said the secondary containment area. >> reporter: they are relieved to know the other circumstances where their favor. >> we have been offline at this plant since early march. we have a construction project. the of the tanks of water. we are supplying the treated water to the valley from los gatos. >> reporter: the incident was declared contained. in san jose jet pierce kron4 news.
KRON
Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm PDT
, michael cardozo. and tomorrow is the opening statement. >> yes. >> what can we expect? >> the u.s. attorney will get up and he will explain what the u.s. government intends to prove and the will talk about the four different counts of perjury. and also obstruction of justice. he will outline each one of those, very carefully. for example, one is that barry bonds " they say tonight in front of a grand jury that he had been injected other than by a doctor. there are witnesses that come in and say no. you enwere injected by crack into the stomach. others will, and you were injected cash by greg anderson-- >> and please keep in mind, that they have no proof. >>pam: some of these witnesses, you mentioned craig anderson who is spent in jail for proof refusing to testify. >> he will be in court at 11:00 a.m. keep in mind, that all these people for example, he did about four differen months in jail, and also he is already served 13.5 months in federal prison for not testifying. , if he refuses again. the judge will put him back into jail until this trial is over. >>pam: kimberly belton, k
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Mar 18, 2011 12:30am PDT
a nuclear melt down. u.s. officials are trying to calm the nerves of americas who fear radiation can reach the west coast. >> we don't expect it to reach the west coast. >> we have the latest developments from the nuclear power plant, plus how one government age agency is beefing up radiation detection. >> crews are working around the clock at the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant. the crews are working to reconnect electricity to the cooling system to cool the rods. other crews are spraying and dumping water on the nuclear few. smoke can be seen from building number 2 right now. the cause is not known but a explosion hit the building on tuesday. it is possible the cooling chamber is damaged. low levels of radiation have been detected beyond tokyo, which is 140 miles south of the nuclear power plant. u.s. is warning americans to leave the country and the government is offering voluntary evacuations. today president obama spoke about the situation in japan. this is video of president obama visiting the japanese embassy. the president wrote a
KRON
Mar 16, 2011 11:00pm PDT
water on the destroyed facilities, u.s.ficials are saying it could get much worse. we have team coverage, including the latest images from crews trying to stop it from happening. plus, we will take you to an emergency meeting in the bay area where experts share their advice. >>> fear of a nuclear melt down intensified. the u.s. government is now evacuating government personal and citizens who wish to lead. as japan's reactors, water drops started and crews trying to restore electrical power. kron 4's jonathan bloom has the latest on this unfolding story. >> reporter: a tail of two -- tale of two circles. the reactor here on the pacific coast inside two circles near sendai. a closer look. there are two evacuation zones. the center one, that is the zone japanese officials recommend citizens leave and seek shelter. but the larger circle a 50-mile ring in blue, that's the zone in which american officials told u.s. citizens they should not be traveling and if they want to get away, the united states government will help them get out. this happens as officials work to cool the reactors, so far
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Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm PDT
close enough to make an impact. they cannot get close enough. the first flight of u.s. citizens left japan. in the u.s. citizens that have chosen to stay are requested to leave the area within 50 mi. are around that. >> we have driven this out, 1, 2, 3, 4, all four reactors. we will show you where these possible toxic levels are going. the first thing to keep in mind is that to keep this to the bay area. this has to be very high up. this gold aero will give you an idea. this is representing 1 mi. tall minimum. of those particles would need to be before they could make it and even make it perhaps three times that to make a meaningful impact. as we look through the 20 mi. no plighfly zone. and it is even recommended of a 50 mi. zone recommended by americans. this wind pattern has bencarrying this to the jets stream and it went through the alaskan islands. as we remind you that on thursday, there is a big storm in the pacific which is greek force us. that moisture is causing real active to going through the pacific. by tomorrow, that radioactivity--when it makes landfall there should be
KRON
Mar 28, 2011 4:00pm PDT
has been reached to the u.s., with tiny amounts of of the coast of massachusetts. in rain water but health officials are reassured that it is not an issue. the trick in water is completely safe. pre-dawn candlelight vigil near three mile island in pennsylvania. annthe 32nd anniversary of the partial march 28th, 1979 it worst nuclear accident in the u.s.. demonstrators of an offering prayers for japan. pamela? >>pam: we are waiting to adhere president across the country of 4.30 will have the alike. and update you with the rebels all coming up, stay with us. [ male announcer ] for 5 bucks, you can get a sub. or...you can get all this. kfc's $5 everyday meals. 5 meals, 5 bucks. choose from one of the colonel's favorites, like two pieces of original recipe. your choice of sides, biscuit and a medium drink, just 5 bucks. 5 freshly made today. 5 for 5 bucks every day. so why get a sub, when you can get a whole meal -- any day? today is a kfc day. and today tastes so good. >>pam: after a u.s. soldier pleaded guilty more photos of the surger-alters--and kimberly of these soldiers imager
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
and the possibility of the u.s. nations conducted air strikes against libyan forces which are just out side of that gauzy right now. let us go to the newsroom. >> reporter: good point, there are four journalists that will be released today. the for a journalist before reported missing while they were covering the libyan conflict. there will be released later on this afternoon. i will keep monitoring the wires into be posted throughout the morning. back to. >> thank-you, the time ballot is 602. that is talk about the weather. james? >>james: it does point to be wet, what, what all day. we of rain in san mateo. bring to the north. --rain to the north. it is a substantial bit of grain. a days trekking to the northeast as we said then up to the east we are going to see near the 1 01 at purging whitakeapproaching woodacre. expect, and the next hour or two to see raid.n. just going off shore and trek across the bay is good to be targeted towards a word. expect it to a arrived in just a little bit. this is what we're saying for storm trucker for. --seeing for storm tracker 4. the timing is at 9:00
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Mar 19, 2011 9:00pm PDT
because of weather. >> kron4 news it etch 9. the u.s. and allies lost the first missile assault. emergency crews are trying to deal with the nuclear crisis in japan. radiation levels are exceeded the safety limits and have been detected in food and water near the plant. plus, they say you cannot predict the next big quake but when bay area the knowledge of says that if you have to the next week. the them by developing the news in libya. present record, has announced and u.s. military strike against the military in libya. it is an effort designed to get the military in line. more bloodshed. the nation's government has blasted the operations in their nation. they say innocence has been clouded in the crossfire. barbour has the latest. >> reporter: at the u.s. military has key allies such as france and great billion -- great britain launching misfiles. present record, was speaking from brazil and says the u.s. will not have to come again. he will not idly stand by (no audio) >> vicki: we are having some audio issues. hours after the attack the leader it went on the tv and said that he would d
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Mar 15, 2011 4:00pm PDT
was nonexistent. kate thompson reports, they say if some radiation reached the u.s. it would be so small it would not be cause for concern. >>kate: today's danger level in the bay area on a scale of 1 to 10, one being the best and 10 being the worst, as far as radiation. >> id 0. one. >>kate: worst-case scenario everything goes wrong. what is the situation in the bay area on a scale of one to attend if that happens in today's question mark? >> 1. there shouldn't be any health hazard. to the bay area. >>kate: reporting live, kron 4 news. >>pam: on the phone to help us understand the implications of exposure to radiation, michael with the state public health. there is concern even though we are hearing from experts said it's unlikely the u.s. could really be affected by a meltdown and radiation from any plants in japan. nonetheless there is concern among the general population. what message do want to give the population. >>caller: thank you for having me, i am a spokesperson for the agency. we want people to know that according to our federal partners, with the nuclear regulatory corporation. we b
KRON
Mar 17, 2011 4:00pm PDT
from of japan's nuclear reactors. u.s. officials cannot expect the japanese to quickly regained control of the plan's fuel rods. dangerous levels of radiation. good evening, everybody. all lan security is saying that radiation levels from flights from japan, landing and chicago, n.y.. to have real activity, but not enough to be concerned about. - radioactivity. first, what steps are being taken? nuclear helicopters tons of water the pilots cannot get very close. only one of the drop hit the target. not much of an impact. later, soldiers used high-pressure fire trucks. and used that on number three for 30 minutes. 140 mi. away and tokyo the japanese are trying to flee their country. rolling blackouts, food and fuel supplies are low. the united states as it advised americans still stay 50 mi. away from the nuclear areas. the evacue evacuation process of americans out of japan. president obama is telling people not to worry about nuclear plum in our country. >> i want to be very clear that we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the not states. or if it is the west coast, haw
KRON
Mar 21, 2011 4:00pm PDT
the release of radiation to impact the u.s. citizens' health. >>pam: the benefit of the tsunami victim's in northern japan it is called a sketch for japan and it will be tonight from 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. that the project one gallery lounge in san francisco it is going to " give to asia " helping the people for north of japan. stay with and coming up 5:00 p.m., will have the bay area 680-24 interchange, no problems. we will be right back. stay with us for continuing coverage of the japanese earthquake. qy [ jerry ] look at this! you got a state-of-the-art man-cave, but the savings account of a cave-man! hey sports fans check this out. [ beep ] oops, my bad. earn more with interestplus savings at capitalone.com. that's new school banking, baby! ooh, 3-d! instead of earning bupkus, your savings could be earning three times the national average! three times more. go online to capitalone.com. what's in your wallet? what's this do? [ beeping ] state law makers will be back at the bargaining table as the get ready to decide on possible tax extensions and whether or not to eliminate redevelopm
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Mar 21, 2011 11:00pm PDT
, the british parliament is pushing for arm forces to -- to protect all citizens there by any means necessary. u.s. officials say the international effort to enforce a no-fly zone has been a success after a third day of bombing and the u.s. may soon reduce its role. 80 air strikes today compared to 60 on sunday. >> reporter: fire is pour into the air as jets tried to cripple moammar gadhafi's military. so far all attackers returned safely. these eric are reormed for a new mission. they targeted these areas. outside ben zazi you can see the -- benghazi, you can see the results. rebel forces celebrate on top of a tank after being driven back by moammar gadhafi's army they are ready to resumed their march. in tripoli there are also victory signs from moammar gadhafi supporters. showing a fish crashing an american jet. the government says they are offering themselves as human shields to protect their leader. >> we are waiting for them. their grave is ready here. >>> the u.s. commander says u.s. involvement will decrease as more targets are destroyed. >>> after a weekend of wild weather more rain is o
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Mar 16, 2011 4:00pm PDT
levels are extremely high. >>pam: with four reactors in danger of meltdown the u.s. embassy is warning americans to stay at least 50 mi. away. >>live, from the bay area's news station, this is kron4 news at 4:00. >>pam: japanese officials say the best way of ending the threat of nuclear disaster is a new power line that could restore electrical power to the cooling pumps at the reactors. the u.s. regulatory commission said today all the water is gone from one of the polls. as kron 4 shows us, there is now nothing to stop the fuel rods from ultimately melting down. >>reporter: a new satellite pictures shows for the first time the extensive damage to the reactors. no. 1 lost its roof in an explosion, number two is in tact in releasing steam. no. 3 shows the most damage but the greatest danger is reactor for. it that is where all the water is train from the polls. u.s. officials say they could ignite with enough force to blast the radioactive fuel over the wide area. they told americans it's no longer safe to stay within 50 mi. of the plan. the japanese military tried to use helicopters t
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Mar 16, 2011 4:30pm PDT
of economic impact will the crisis there have on the u.s.. the port of oakland for example exports $3.4 billion worth of goods to japan each year. f kron 4 spent the day talking with experts were still on the fence as to the long term effects. >>reporter: japan may be 5,000 mi. from san francisco but what happens there often has an impact here. if when it comes to exports of the port of oakland, more ships travel to japan than anywhere else in the world. some of the top items to be sent, meat, fruit, nuts and vegetables. california's, rice, ominous and wide. that could change and change very soon. in the weeks to come experts say some and, plastics and steel will be needed to rebuild. the bid will be up, while demand for rice, allman said white cadet in the short term which could impact those in northern california. reporting live, kron 4 news. >>pam: were back with rob black to talk about these kinds of issues. let's talk about what we just heard and the report. oakland's port relies on certain services from japan. japan's economy which is the third largest in the world after the u.s
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Mar 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT
: with biohazard recommendations from barack obama reiterated that the u.s. commitment to recovery u.s. citizens from japan. >> the japanese people are not alone in this terrible time. her find a hand extended from the and it states as they get back on their feet. >>reporter: outside the nuclear evectioevacuate evacuatn area, a small sign of progress with supplies. some of the setbacks for these victims. >> i've not even a time to think. >>reporter: chartering planes of u.s. diplomats through japan from japan, to the u.s.. >>pam: air travel is looking for nuclear exand contamination levels in reports of rhodesian lovradiati. --none of these reported incidences or harmful levels. even though some haof the cargo have radiation levels. >>reporter: everybody is hitting screens, with the potential law will is dangerous? this is done 365 days a year everybody is- getting screened. the department of hulman is a home with a security is the department of all landis' attorney alerted yesterday homeland security. this device is the radiation detector. it is smaller than his cellphone. if the harmful lovell
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Mar 17, 2011 4:00am PDT
: president obama called japan to get an update, to let the japanese people the u.s. is ready to help. >> u.s. president obama expressed sympathy to the jobless public. he also offers support including, of the support related to the nuclear-power plant. >> reporter: the united states urged its citizens to move away from the power plant. u.s. state renounced church sites will be made available to u.s. citizens who have to leave. law will also provide an on android to providing over the site the idea is to give the japanese government a better idea what may be going on. reporting live, tokyo carmarthen savage. >> will: nearly a week after more than 452,000 people are staying in shelters in near freezing temperatures supplies are running short. more than 5300 people confirmed dead. officials believe that number will climb to well over 10 doesn't. the crisis in japan is spiking demand for the u.s. potassium iodine. it's a cheap trick that can protect against one type of radiation damage. >> reporter: one of the most common questions is will potassium iodide prevent radiation damage? state healt
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Mar 26, 2011 9:00pm PDT
, citi is with you every step of the way. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>maureen: u.s. census has finished telling up the senses. it turns out america's ethnic landscape is changing faster than anticipated. >>reporter: 16 people living in the united states is now hispanic, passing the 50 million mark in total for the first time. the census department said the hispanic population grew 50% during the first decade. >> the growth is very rapid and what a lot of us are calling new settlement areas. it mainly in the southeastern united states. a broad swath of states from their land down to georgia over to louisiana up and out to kentucky. >>reporter: earlier projections of the nation's 2010 and ethnic makeup under estimated the population by about a million people. cnn asked officials about how much of the increase was the result of higher birthrates and immigration both legal and illegal. >> or in the middle of the process right now investigating, we hope to come out later in the year with more specific information. >>reporter: disfigures are used to draw political boundar
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Mar 22, 2011 4:00pm PDT
get out and are able to explain to the jury here is the case, the u.s. attorney gets up and says, here's what we expect to improve. at one time he compared bonds and anderson to the three musketeers. it's starting to light that up a little bit in the court room. then ruby gets up and he downplays a little bit and starts telling what the defense will show. what cross-examination will show. he talks about the witnesses, a events and the people were coming and saying they have an ulterior motive here. you will see why they're coming into the courtroom and saying what they are saying. >>pam: craig anderson is been the only person in jail, why will he testify? >> that i don't know, for everybody in the audience to speculate. why is he doing this? when he grew up he wasn't particularly closed with barry. he knew very but it was in a close friend, now all the sudden very picks him up as a trainer with the giants and he started to train him. if them get into about go when all the sudden he's a key witness and he's not testifying. is it because the french, who knows. he's paying the price. 13 a
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Mar 23, 2011 11:00pm PDT
on 7th and mission street. the group, answer coalition called on the u.s. to stop bombing libya. rebels in libya have taken the first steps to form a new government. it's happening as the american- led airstrikes drove forces loyal to moammar gadhafi back to two cities. >>> for a fifth night, flight over the sky as drivers honk their horn in support of the gadhafi government. hundreds of miles to the heat, in the capitol of benghazi, a crowd calls gadhafi. and they show the scars from the intense fighting from the past few days. coalition airstrikes eased the pressure on the city. the rebels have not pushed back against the government forces. in egypt then secretary robert gates says that will change. >> a lot of people who were in opposition and who played a role in the early days have honkerred down and it may be that the changed circumstances where he can't use the aircraft and where he's more claled in using his armor. they return to the fight. >> the air assault is turning into an opportunity for warplane makers to advise their products. french, british and american fighter jets ar
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Mar 28, 2011 4:00am PDT
of libya. >> reporter: air will allow the current coalition led by the u.s., u.k., france to stand down. that may please some legislators to criticize president barack obama for u.s. involvement. former secretary of state madeleine albright says the president made the right move. >> i think he handled it very well, the reason we intervened this is terrible things are happening on the ground near libya. people were being killed, gaddafi himself had said he was going to slaughter everyone. we had an international support for. >> reporter: the first set of data will be to take charge of the no-fly zones >> justine: . facing mounting concern over the proposed mission president barack obama is scheduled to address the nation today, a live event scheduled for 4:30 p.m. we wish be sure to light in exactly what he says. coming up, the latest on the worsening situation in japan will take about 6.5 magnitude aftershock and the latest on the radiation concerns. we will be right back with the kron 4 morning news, weather and traffic in just a few moments. >> justine: welcome back to the kron 4 new
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Mar 15, 2011 4:30pm PDT
economic toll. today the u.s. stock market closed sharply lower. japan the world's largest economy accounts for 10% of u.s. exports. >>catherine: today officials ditch to plan and try to use helicopters to pour water into a nuclear reactor. the fire is out, there is still a lot of concern that the water to boil away. here's a timeline of events of the nuclear plant that has the world on edge. the 9.0 earthquake hits off the coast friday. the nuclear plant is in one of the hardest hit areas. the quake and tsunami knocked out regular and backup cooling systems to reactors one and three. workers began injecting sea water and boron and reactors to prevent a meltdown. saturday afternoon, a hydrogen buildup leads to an explosion. blowing the roof off the no. 1 reactor building, for workers heard. midday monday, another explosion tears through the reactor number three building. the roof and topples are destroyed, 11 people hurt. late monday, reactor no. 2 loses its cooling capability. workers in jagged see water and boron into that reactor as well. tuesday morning, an explosion in its the
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Mar 28, 2011 4:30pm PDT
from a immediate danger and carry a no-fly zone carries a u.s. mandate and international support. it is also with the libyan opposition asked us to do. if we tried to overthrow moammar gaddafi by force of a coalition with splinter. we would likely have to put u.s. troops on the ground to accomplish that mission. or, risk killing several civilians from the air. the danger faced by our men and women in uniform would be far more and also a responsibility of what comes next. to be blunt, we went down that road in thiraq and things source of incredible sacrifices we admit we're hopeful for their future. regimen changes took eight years, thousands of americans lives, i wreck lives and a nearly one trillion dollars. that is now something i can afford to repeat in libya. thousands of lives of a wreck and the bulk of what we can do, and will do. his support the aspirations of the people of libya. we have intervened to stop the massacre. we will work with our partners/allies to maintain the safety and stability. we will deny the regimen arms, cut off supplies of cash, assist the opposition
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Mar 21, 2011 4:00am PDT
today. they're being given out at four u.s. bases in japan. nine days after the quake and his nominees year-old woman and a teenage border rescued from wreckage in the house. rescuers found the boy is suffering from hypothermia on the roof of his prose. inside the front his grandmother week by contras. the two were in the kitchen when the quake struck. the very latest in this situation in libya, a cruise missile blasted the compound it is unknown where he was when the missile hit. pentagon officials say the u.s.-led coalition has succeeded dense scattering and isolating libyan forces of gaddafi after week a punishing air attacks. others believe that the military is under significant stress. that is included stealth bombers, jet fighters, 120 tomahawk cruise missiles and other high-tech weapons. is there to fight saying we promised a long war. " >> james: will follow that story as it develops. now, here is a look at the weather. >> george: we have a little bit of wet weather to talk about, more showers today the beginning of a series of systems. it's a few shares working their way to ha
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Mar 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
billion. it will make at&t the largest cellphone carrier in the u.s.. this acquisition would give at&t a 129 wireless subscribers and putting them ahead of verizon with 10 2 million at&t would have 129 million. the current t mobile and at&t customers need to know is that this needs to be approved by regulators in washington d.c.. and the department of justice have to decide on it. they could turn it down. giving at&t too much to applaudpower--and if this does go through? it would take one year and officially go through. in the immediate future, at&t/t mobile seen no change to their service. when and if? it brings up a lot of questions. will it improve mobile reception? the combination of these two networks? it should greatly improve both the networks if the combined. that could be a good thing for at&t and t mobile. what about the cheap t mobile wireless plans? with much cheaper plans an at&t-rise in? consumers have signed up for their great low-cost. it is likely that these will go away. customers can choose more price plans and a page on the web with facts about this merger with co
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Mar 22, 2011 4:00am PDT
as we go through this week's series of storms. >> justine: world news, we will start and libya u.s. military says the plane has crashed in libya but it was not shot down. one crew member was safely removed now they're trying to remove the other member. both have minor injuries. more explosions, anti-aircraft fire around libya's capital happen overnight it seemed to be coming nearer compound belonging to gaddafi. this is a target of building to about some of the regime's ability to command and control troops. the focus is shifting to extending the reach of the no-fly zone. officials say that today assault on air defenses has been largely successful and checked out this, heart stopping scene of what appears to be attack on civilians. >> of, of this video service duron www.youtube.com it was reportedly taken two hours east of tripoli. cnn has not verified when or where were shot or who is responsible for that explosion. >> james: the latest set of japan evacuees are anxious to return to their home near power plants but have no idea whether there will take days months, or possibly even
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Mar 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
people confirmed dead, at 10,300 people missing. 452,000 are without homes. the head of the u.s. regulatory system says it could take days and possibly weeks to get japan's mass under control at the power plant. u.s. is helping japan deal with this crisis. president obama spoke about the situation yesterday. mr. obama visiting the japanese embassy in washington d.c.. he wrote a message in a book of condolences. he told americans not to worry about an nonnuclear plume causing damage in the nine states. --nuclear-- >> we don't expect to nuclear clouds to reach united states. let me repeat that. we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coast, alaska, hawaii or the night is states territories. we are sharing expertise, equipment, technology so that the courageous responders on the scene have the benefit of american timor and support. >> reporter: the u.s. must learn from the power plant crisis he ordered a comprehensive review of all safety plans in the united states. there are more than 100 and nuclear reactors in the united states environmental protection age
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Mar 26, 2011 7:00am PDT
. and what the latest with the u.s. president has to say about the u.s. involvement. >> isabel: not much traffic out there is continuing to be wet. (music) [ coach ] in albuquerque, citi pre-approved my mortgage. [ whistle blows ] all right, layups, guys. let's go. in sioux falls, i locked in a rate. coach, you get that house yet? working on it. [ coach ] the appraisal? ...springfield. wherever i was, my citi mortgage consultant had me covered. [ crowd cheering ] and 500 miles from home... [ cheering, cellphone beeps ] ...we finally had a new home. [ male announcer ] from pre-approval to closing, citi is with you every step of the way. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >> isabel: we are back taking in live look from stormtracker 4. it is pretty much green. heavy/moderate. >> marty: latest where rebels and libya have regained area after an air strike. your driving to the streets, honking their horns and celebrating because the city have been underseas for under one week. residents are still fearful for their lives. and families fleeing to higher ground. we spoke to some of t
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00am PDT
a motorcycle crashed. if you're headed to the sierra, you are going to need chains in interstate 80 and u.s. highway 50. though portions of it has been completely shut down between kirkwood and silver lake because of the high snow levels there. let's find out more about the weather. >> james: beginning with a live picture out of santa cruz this morning, can you make that out? rain coming down heavy at times. we have a shot here of it coming down on our cameras. let's go to storm tracker 4. santa cruz moderate to heavy at times. the yellow is popping up in the middle of this light rain. we have modern rain coming down and said accrues, as we take a look at the bay area you can see it's hit or miss through debate. we were following a cell across san francisco on into oakland. impact in san francisco, oakland, alameda now getting a light shower activity this morning. also along the peninsula as well. along the way you will get scattered showers activities here and there appeared most of its a very light, nothing heavy. this afternoon as we get the heating of the day we may see a thunderstorm o
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
125 million gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into the bay just since october. the u.s. epa, san francisco baykeeper, and several other environmental organizations asked the court to get involved to prevent more spills. >> mark: 0 lawyer for six san francisco and its fat or argued it deprives them of their constitutional loading rights. a panel took the case under submission. the right choice system had initiative in 2004, this last four fall right choice voting is where they put choices on the ballot rather than choosing just one. >> darya: 19,000 employees are getting a pink slip is expected to top 20,000 when the union gets a better account appeared in lets employees know that they could lose their jobs, they have until may 15th to issue final pink slips. if you're wondering how safe those body scanners are in the airport so are other people. psa ordered retesting on the scanner's. it showed calculation errors, and other discrepancies by contractors that were heitor to check the radiation lot of spirit they say they gave off the same amount of radiation as traveling to mi
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Mar 1, 2011 4:30pm PST
. >>catherine: gm's sales numbers way up. >>rob: to the hat to katharine hennen. this means the u.s. economy is doing fantastic. a pullback of the market is welcome. it allows you and me to buy more because that kind of manufacturing is that came out today, is signaling good things. >>catherine: very reassuring. you could send it rob and e-mail at rob@robblack.com. we'll be right back. >>catherine: in world news, a moment of silence in new zealand people will remember the victims of last slick if everybody stopped what they were doing. if there morning the estimated two injured 40 people killed. some chinese students are still missing. today new zealand's prime minister goes out to their family. >> we are fearful about the lives of those chinese students. our hearts go out to the families, >>catherine: the 6.3 quake last tuesday destroyed office towers, a church as thousands of homes across the city of christchurch. the chinese students, the prime minister talked about, they were among more than 100 students killed in a language school. there have been crashing to protests and libya. hundre
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Mar 8, 2011 4:30pm PST
. louis, two u.s. marshals and a police officer trying to serve an arrest warrant in this neighborhood. the man they're trying to take into custody was killed, a u.s. marshal was in critical condition tonight he was shot in the head. the two other officers were injured. authorities aren't saying why he was being arrested, but he did have a criminal record dating back to the early '90s. in texas, people protesting at the texas capital angry about a bill that would require women to have an ultrasound before having an abortion. it is passed in the house and senate and house versions are no exceptions for women who are victims of rape or incest. the committee will hash out the details before sending this to governor. he has praised the bill, opponents say it is intrusive and interferes with the doctor patient relationship. how many more workers in oregon shot up car came crashing through the wall right into the cashier stand. it was all caught on tape this weekend. the worker had been sweeping the floor when the wall came down. he was very fortunate he was only slightly injured. his boss i
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Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm PDT
founded the u.s. government is now installing more air monitors on the west coast. >>terisa: in the next few weeks the epa plans to install about 30 more of these devices. this one is in san francisco. experts explain the device works by collecting hair samples and sending the data to a testing site to the u.s.. scientists then run a battery of tests, some of the test look for gamma radiation and particulates that concern associated with the nuclear plant meltdown. although japan is 5,000 mi. away, a spokesperson with the bay area air quality management tells kron 4 news that in the past, the air monitors have been able to detect coal dust from china. besides stationary system such as this one in the air quality management in the city, the epa also has mobile units. some of those are already being rolled out right now to western states. in oakland, kron 4 news. >>pam: stay with kron 4 for continuing coverage of the nuclear meltdown threat. at 530 the impact it could have on the japanese and u.s. economy. new tonight at 5:10 p.m. the shooting at mcdonald's and san jose, the fears in the n
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Mar 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
on a scale of 7. that is the same level off as the three mile island accident in the united states. u.s. officials say japan situation seems to be much more serious. this a reactor for may have a crack in its floor making it more difficult to refill the cooling cool. the first line of radiation has turned up in california. the united nations diplomat said it was detected by a quick been in sacramento which is used to enforce the international nuclear test ban. they said they want a billion times below a health hazard level. jonathan blum has been keeping an eye on the radiation flint. >>jonathan: this is the power plant, four reactors all in trouble. a reactor to a crack in the containment pool and reactor for files and the fuel storage unit. all this causing particles to rise in the air. if you zoom out, you could see the big zero on the screen that's a narrow that is a mile tall. that shows how high the particles have to get in order to make their way along the pacific ocean. what carries them along as the jet stream. that is the when that goes from west east all the way around the ea
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Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm PDT
problem. it today the u.s. bombs the wreckage to destroy anything that may might get into the wrong hands. there is a protest is getting under way in san francisco, we see the group. it's happening at the federal building on seventh and mission. this group is calling for the u.s. to stop bombing libya. it was organized by the cancer coalition. if the organizers describing the attack on libya as cowardly sing the u.s. should not be getting into another conflict. >>jacqueline: a live look outside from our roof cam this afternoon. queasiness few sunbreaks here and there but were also seeing a few scattered showers. they will continue as we head into the evening. scattered showers will continue through some of the overnight hours as well. a little bit of law in the 2:00 hour, mostly dry conditions but the strong storm within telling about, is going to start coming ashore at the 6:00 at work. watch how much worse this will get, by adm moderate to heavy rain for the north bay and this is great during the morning to you. give yourself extra time out there tomorrow morning to get to work or schoo
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Mar 27, 2011 11:00pm PDT
: it's now the weeks since the u.s. began firing missiles over libya to enforce united nations approved a no-fly zone. the mission has not been without criticism from republicans. >>reporter: an unusual sight in unusual times. a live in man and the just liberated city, kids thanks for coalition air strikes that have helped give rebels seeking to take down khaddafi the chance to regroup. a successful weekend for the opposition. on sunday they also added to keep oil town to their territory. democratic senator carl chairman of the armed services committee had this to say about who ultimately will decide it the nation's future. >> the people of libya can remove the dictator. we're not going to be the ones to remove him. >> president barack obama was begun america's involvement monday evening. as the white house seeks to answer those who say the mission is not clearly defined. senator john mccain had this to say about his expectations for the president's remarks. >> on the one hand they say its humanitarian, on the other hand if to say khaddafi moscow. i hope the president will clarify that.
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Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm PDT
about the situation in libya. we will tell you what he said and why he believes the u.s. must be involved. [ ryan ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ ryan ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ so i used mine, to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. . >>> president obama talked to the nation about libya today. he explained that the u.s. joined other nations to prevent the slaughter of civilians by moammar gadhafi and the international effort will now be led by nato. >> i said that america's role would be limed and we would not put ground troops into libya. we would focus our capabilities on the front end of the operation and transfer responsibility to our allies and partners. tonight we are fulfilling that pledge. going forward, the lead in enforcing the no-fly zone and protecting civilians will transition to our partners and i am confident the
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Mar 29, 2011 5:00pm PDT
melting down. the u.s. military is watching down aircraft as they returned to the air base in western tokyo. the spokesman said the precaution is to reassure personnel and not because of the imminent help the search. today, nissan said it will not be able to restart its japanese assembly line for a least a couple of weeks. if honda announced today, it is cutting production at its u.s. plants because of the shortage of components from japan. tokyo trotted some american dealers that some parts cannot be delivered. a toyota said some of its parts cannot be reordered. >>catherine: rubbles and libya are getting hammered, even with help from the native coalition they are losing ground again in the fight against khaddafi. these are scenes of the rebels near tripoli today. they might not able to oppose the libyan leader on less international air strikes go even further in taking out the forces. secretary of state hillary clinton is in london, world leaders are there and trying to decide how best help the rebels and protect civilians. if clinton suggested air strikes will continue as long as k
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Mar 29, 2011 11:00pm PDT
down. the u.s. military meantime is washing down aircraft as they return to the airbase in western tokyo. a spokesman said the precaution is mainly to reassure personnel, and and not because of any imminent health hazard. today, nissan said it will not be able to restart its assembly lines for a couple of weeks. honda announced it is cutting production at its u.s. plants because of a shortage of components from japan. and toyota has told its american dealers that some parts cannot be reordered. >>> rebels in libya are losing ground again to muammar qaddafi's regime, even with the help from the nato coalition. they are suffering setbacks near his hemtown. these are scenes of the rebels near tripoli. they might not be able to oust the libyan leader. word tonight that a u.s. navy ship fired two dozen cruise missiles at weapons storage sites near tripoli. >>> and secretary of state hillary clinton is in london where world leaders were trying to decide how to best help the libyan rebels and protect the civilians. she also talked with a representative from libya's political opposition. >
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Mar 30, 2011 4:00pm PDT
or airborne radiation. while officials in japan were to stave off disaster in state fears in the u.s. officials are proactively reviewing nuclear safety protocol. >> taking into account site specific factors and included detailed evaluation for natural events such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis. >> the situation in japan does not pose a threat to in the u.s.. president barack obama said today that despite the crisis in japan, nuclear power will remain a priority in his push for american energy independence. >> american gives one-fifth of our electricity from nuclear energy. we can't simply take it off the table. >> the obama administration has proposed building more than 20 new nuclear power plants in the u.s., the president said it they can help to stop global warming. >> it's important to recognize that nuclear energy doesn't emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. >> the white house's order to save your review of existing plants like the one you are. critics say american plants or even more vulnerable than japan. the nuclear power industry say it's alr
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Feb 28, 2011 11:00pm PST
there are no hard choices. >>> tonight's headlines, the u.s. embassador calls moammar gadhafi delusion delusional as he continues to slaughter his people. he claims he is not using force against libyans. the u.s. is sending aid teams and moving some naval forces as all options are now on the table. the death toll from last week's earthquake is 154 and could reach as high as 240 because people are still missing tonight. rescue crews are still searching. today they paused for 2 minutes of silence to mourn the dead. the white house is calling for an overhaul of fannie mae and freddy mac. they guarantee or own half of all mortgages in the united states and it nearly collapsed in 2008. the treasury secretary goes before a house committee tomorrow asking congress to approve the overhaul. >>> temperatures dropping into the 30s and 40s. however the big story is the wet weather. expected to set in tomorrow. details and the timing coming up. this is your captain speaking, we are fourteenth in line for take off. beep, beep, beep. looks like its bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! s
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Mar 10, 2011 5:00pm PST
identified that the true identity was exposed. the u.s. has a significant problem with radicals. i am a muslim. and i realize that it is my problem and christians, jews, non- moslems cannot solve non- muslim radicals. the first elected member of congress tearfully described the sacrifices of a muslim american after the 911 attacks. placing the blame on the minority of muslims. >> it is true, the specific individuals including some that are muslims are violent extremists. however, these are individuals, not entire communities. >> also islamic relations with the washington-based advocacy group tried to silence the concern of radicalization. a claim that they strongly tonight. in washington, samantha hayes, kron 4 news. >>catherine: in world news, the fighting in libya is showing no signs of stopping. fierce clashes with strategic portal communities and losing ground-oil--and being on the dramatic front with france is the first country to formally recognize the rebel council. secretary of state to deliver clinton is going to be heading over and meet with opposition leaders were she goes
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Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm PDT
the coast. near sendai the u.s. geological survey operative this to 9.0 fourth largest earthquake since 1900. christine connolly shows us some of this new video coming in from this devastation. >> this is video from the coast as this tsunami moves in with the waves so big a swallow of these boats. this is from a coastal town where people are running for higher ground it only takes a few seconds for the quick moving water to take over this area. here, the roof of a home. other homes behind it a flying through the water. in another piece of the video from a cellphone. watch as the water quickly moves towards them. one minute later, this house is rushing towards where they are standing. the our people that are screaming. there are people that are screaming-desk in the aftermath, take a look at this man, standing on top of his truck waiting for somebody to rescue him. people standing on top of what ever they could with nothing but a sea of water around them. christine connolly. >> oh my gosh! look! >> holy crap. welow, wow, oh my gosh! >> he is in english teacher in japan. during this earthquake
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Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm PDT
and what experts are saying about the possibility radiation could reach the west coast of the u.s. >>> the situation continues to change after friday's devastating earthquake. here is the latest. the death toll is more than 2400 and expects to rise as high as 10,000. more than 3,000 people are missing. thousands may have been swept away in the tsunami. 450,000 people are in shelters. the earthquake was upgraded to 9.0, making it the 4th largest in the world. explosions and fires are reported at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. radiation levels there are up. kron 4's jonathan bloom has the latest at the plant and the overall radiation threat there and here. >> reporter: an explosion at fukushima daiichi sents a cloud of smoke and huge chunks of debris flying into the air. the latest of flea explosions after last week's earthquake and tsunami. the four nuclear reactor are housed here and in this before and after picture, you can see where one of the walls was blown off. those officials said the radiation leaks at the plant were not enough to cause health concerns, the prim
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Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm PDT
brought to , live. let me mention that the u.s. is not going to bring ground troops. no air strikes and another big item is that there is going to be a transition from the u.s. led mission to the nato. please listen and. >> some nations will be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities. the united states is different. as president, i refuse to wait to the images of mass graves in slaughter before taking action. >>reporter: that was president obama, will keep going through that speech and free the the highlights as the news continues. grant lotus, kron 4 news. >> brian: a gorgeous day the rain is out the sunshine is and and gusting winds through san jose. when speeds at 15-20 m.p.h. temperatures in the mid-60's when the speech at 15 m.p.h.-20 m.p.h., 60s through vallejo, of fremont. a bit cooler to oakland, san francisco, 50s. tomorrow, a weather system that is coming our way. it will be staying to the north. we will see clouds and possibly a sprinkle in the northern sonoma county. any significant rainfall is to the north of the bay area. sunshine on wednesday, and even gusting winds 25
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Mar 7, 2011 7:00am PST
of recalling more than 35,000 civic hybrids in the u.s. to fix the problem with the electrical system. it could cause the cars to stall. the recall is 2006, 2007 hybrids. and the recall begins later this month. mark? >> mark: bay area and gas prices you can see how fast it is going up. with the price rising 335 in a gallon in two weeks it is that biggest increase ever seen. >> reporter: more could morning mark, 393 at the 76 station in emeryville. last monday i was at a gas station in mill valley, we were talking about gas being $3.89, we talked about what it out rate was. since then prices have gone up further. 505 the last month. on average californians are paying $3.90, that is the highest of 50 states. we are at the top of the list to the list week nobody wants to be at the top of. nationally it is only $3.50. this is the highest price since we have seen since 2008. james was talking about the oil price $106 a barrel it is causing oil prices to skyrocket and that makes the gas increase. how much will you pay? this is according to aaa. oakland $3.91, sampras's " $3.95, san francisco $3.95, a
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Mar 21, 2011 7:00am PDT
repeated inspections before was crippled. the u.s. naval commander says i down pills are being available for military families in japan. another strong aftershock this we can more than a week after the devastating earthquake in tsunami. saturday, 6.1. this is the video of a briefing as the pictures started to rattle. this was 45 mi. south of the nuclear power plant. >> darya: i just told you about barry bonds trial, let's go to the federal building with will tran in checking with him. >> will: lots of anticipation, it is already a circus. a lot of reporters are outside shooting anybody who walks through the doors. apparently some of the attorneys have already entered, they have barricades' shut ousee will walk through the barricades, he will start his trial after years of the blade. the should last a couple of weeks, they will choose a jury, even possibly doing opening statements. a simple question did he lie or not. but in 2003 he went before a grand jury and said he never knowingly took steroids. he thought he was rubbing flaxseed oil on his body. but they say was not it was the cream
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